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EtymologyEdit

Of uncertain origin. Perhaps derived from Old Khmer hlūṅa, hlvaṅa, hlwṅa, hloṅa, hlaṅa, hlūeṅa, hlūoṅa, lūṅa (title and constituent of a title of the mandarinate), and re-borrowed as Modern Khmer ហ្លួង (luŏng).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic หลวง
h l w ŋ
Phonemic หฺลวง
h ̥ l w ŋ
Paiboon lǔuang
(standard) IPA(key) /lua̯ŋ˩˩˦/

AdjectiveEdit

หลวง (lǔuang)

  1. chief; leading; major; principal.
  2. great; large.
  3. heavy; weighty; ponderous.
  4. important; significant.
  5. severe; serious; crucial.
  6. governmental; state; public.
  7. royal; imperial.

NounEdit

หลวง (lǔuang)

  1. (historical)
    1. the Thai noble rank above ขุน (kǔn) and below พระ (prá).
    2. person holding such rank.
  2. (colloquial) a term of address to or honorific for a priest or religious image.

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